It was a long drive up to Paestum which is in the Campania Region of Italy from Sicily but we didn’t have many choices. Most campsites shut on the 30th October and the Aires are few and far between.
Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast and the ruins are famous for their 3 Doric temples, dating from about 600 to 450 BC. The city walls and amphitheatre are largely intact and the bottom walls of many other structures still remain. Paestum became a UNESCO site in 1998.
The Campania Region is also famous for its the buffalo mozzarella. It is appreciated worldwide for its versatility and elastic texture and is known as ‘the queen of Mediterranean cuisine’, ‘white gold’ or ‘the pearl of the table’. The buffalo mozzarella has been granted the status of D.O.P. which means it is protected under the EU for designation of origin. The protected origins appellation requires that it may only be produced with a traditional recipe in select locations, Campania being one of them.
We visited a local buffalo mozzarella farm and bought some to try. It tastes so different to mozzarella we had bought from the supermarket. The consistency is much firmer and the taste a lot creamier.